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CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 6:00am EST
enforcement. i think the testimony today backed that up. not that that there are too many mosques in america. >> sheriff, a little earlier you heard the association that care warns people any need to have a lawyer before they talk to law enforcement. do you feel like that your jurisdictional residents whether they're muslim, jewish, christian, should have to have a lawyer before they talk to you or one of your sheriff deputies to inform you about something they see as being a potential problem? >> no, i don't personally believe they should take that initial step. so to answer your question, no. >> do you believe your sheriff deputies, when out interacting in the communities and doing their community policing and talking with merchants and individuals should, before they talk to them, warn them they have the right to an attorney before they talk to the sheriff's deputy? yes or no? >> if we have a suspicion that they're about to commit a crime, then -- >> then yes? >> there is only so many questions you can have before you have to advise them of their constitutional right. that's one of the ke
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2011 11:00pm EST
is moderate america looking for a solution. i think these hearings or an opportunity for muslims to address at solution. let me be clear and state up front that the u.s. has a significant problem with muslim radicalization. i'm muslim and i realize it's my problem and i need to fix it. that's what i'm trying to do. it's unfortunate that you have some of the best work on radicalization is being done by nonmuslimsike nypd record on radicalization. most muslim groups condemn that report when we should have been doing that report. let me state clearly it is a problem that we can only solve. christians, jews, nonmuslims cannot solve muslim radicalization. yes, there may be other types of violent extremism, but that cannot be solved by nonmuslims. so we can close our eyes and pretend it doesn't exist. we can call everybody a bigot or islamaphobe, but you're not going to solve the problem and the pblem is increasing exponentially. i hope we can get behind this blind concept of violent extremism. radicalization is a continuum. cooperation is a continuum. i personally have never known a muslim that
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2011 10:30am EDT
dingell will represent dearborn, the largest arab- american community in america and rep keith ellison, congress's first muslim representative. this is one hour, 45 minutes. . [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [gavel] [no audio] >> the committee on homeland security will come to order. the committee is meeting today to hear testimony on the extent of radicalization in the american-moslem community and investigate the committee response. the chair wishes to remind our guests today that demonstrations from the audience including the use of signs and placards as well as verbal outbursts are a violation of the rules of the house and the chair wishes to thank our guests for their cooperation in maintaining order and proper decorum. in the interest of time, the ranking member and that -- and i have agreed that we have to remember witnesses testifying on panel 1. as a prior consultation, i ask unanimous consent to congressman dingell, congressman ellison, and congressman wolf as member witnesses not to be subject to questions from committe
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2011 10:00am EDT
standing for the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god indivisible with liberty and justice for all. thank you. you may be seated. we have a great lineup for you this morning. before we get to that, i have a few programming notes. you've got a program when you came in today. it reads from left to right in order of the speakers. we do have a little change in the program. senator rick santorum could not be here today. he sent his regrets. he did everything he could to be here. after the family values panel we will adjourn for a one hour lunch break. lunch will be a $10 a box lunch available to you right outside where you registered. you can try to navigate through the sky walk in beautiful downtown des moines. we will reconvene one hour after that. one last thing. this is a little important. turn off cell phones or put them in silenct mode. i am the director of the conservative principles pac congressman steve king's leadership back. pac. it is my honor to introduce this mornin
MSNBC
Mar 11, 2011 8:00pm EST
life for america and better society. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> one scientist said this morning's earthquake that sent tsunami shock waves to the california coast was like 700,000 nuclear bombs exploding at once. but tonight, there is a real nuclear danger in japan. >> we have breaking news out of japan at this hour. there has been a massive 8.8 earthquake. >> midafternoon, tokyo, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in japan leaves the nation's most high tech nation in the dark. >> the fifth strongest record since 1900. >> people panic for precautionary measures, a lot of train systems are stopped. >> this is back to tokyo. we have gotten reports of fires. >> over a million buildings in tokyo and surrounding suburbs are without power. >> minutes later, the tsunami floods japanese tows cal towns. the pictures are devastating. >> a 13 foot tsunami hit that area. >> tons of debris pushed inland. >> 230 bodies were found in the northeastern coastal areas. >> didn't take long for danger warning
MSNBC
Mar 19, 2011 8:00am EDT
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PBS
Mar 24, 2011 10:00pm PDT
at toyota, all across america. >> auto companies make huge profits. >> last year, chevron made a lot of money. >> where does it go? >> every penny and more went into bringing energy to the world. >> the economy is tough right now, everywhere. >> we pumped $21 million into local economies, into small businesses, communities, equipment, materials. >> that money could make a big difference to a lot of people. >and by the bill and menda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the international campaign of air strikes extended deep into libya today. french warplanes claimed a kill in the no-fly zone. they also raided far south of tripoli to disrupt the flow of mercenaries to the government side. elsewhere, rebels reported gains in the embattled port of misrata killing 30 government sniper
CSPAN
Mar 9, 2011 5:00pm EST
from indiana, mr. burton, talk about these critical issues for the united states of america. and each of us as they have come down here on so many days come down here to bring up these critical issues, informing you, mr. speaker. while that's going on there are people all across america that are listening in and deciding for themselves the priorities and deciding for themselves what kind of a job we're doing here in congress. and i'm here -- i'd love to step in on the immigration debate and burn up about 30 minutes talking about that, but, mr. speaker, i think to start out with -- i need to have this discussion with you about obamacare. and there's a fair number of different strategies that are working here in the house of representatives and perhaps a different number and a different strategy to some degree going on in the united states senate. but the circumstances are this -- almost a year ago obamacare passed the united states congress and was message to the president where he eagerly signed the bill. it was a combination of legislative shenanigans that took place. the bill that c
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 2:00am EST
america? >> including the united states. that's why i mentioned those mosques. there are mosques in cincinnati and l.a. and new york, all across the country that have been part of saudi investments and their ideology abroad. and in order to counter that we need atrategy to help counter those institutions building those ideas. >> dr. jasser, and all of our witnesses today, thank you so much for being here and, dr. jasser, i applaud you being a bold voice on this subject. thank you. >> thank you. i yield back. >> thank you for yielding. i recognize the gentleman from texas, a former member of this committee, mr. green, good to have you back. >> thank you. it's an honor to be back. mr. chairman, ranking member thompson, i came by today because i love america. i love what america stands for. i love the pledge of allegiance. it means something to me. liberty and justice for all. i love the declaration of independen, all persons created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights. i love the constitution, a copy of which i hold in my hand. we the people is what i
FOX News
Mar 29, 2011 9:00am EDT
. welcome, i'm bill hemmer here in "america's newsroom". how you doing martha? martha: very busy. goodgood morning, bill, good morning, everybody. i'm martha maccallum. these attacks come as pentagon officials tell fox news that they are closely watching a qaddafi facility that could be storing materials to make chemical weapons and although troops are standing their ground today, there are signs that qaddafi's inner circle may be starting to crack. bill: want to go live to rick leventhal, live from ras lanuf. rick, hello. >> we're running an active checkpoint in ras lanuf, which is a massive oil refining town and still in the hands of opposition fighters. we've seen a number of fighters on their gun trucks passing us here and heading to the west to benjawab, the new front line, that's before you get to sirte. apparently they've approached sirte yesterday, the opposition fighters did and were pushed back by qaddafi's tanks and weapons. the battle talibans there and there are proqaddafi forces in the town of binjawad and battles in the streets there. ras lanuf, this are two key oil cities i
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2011 1:00pm EDT
with it the right resources by countering that ideology. the narrative says that america is against muslims, it creates this that america is going to iraq, to convert, kill them, attack them. that's the narrative. we can present our strategy so far has been try to break down that propaganda. that's wrong. we need to have a forward strategy of liberty minded freedom minded ideas into the islamic consciousness. we can do that as muslims but we need your help through websites, a social network. look what happened in egypt and tunisia through social networking and that countered a lot, that wasn't islamists that did that. most was secular muslims that wanted to take control of their future. when we have a government that produces a report and after the hassan incident and the word muslim or islam or jihad isn't in the document, you wonder why we are so paralyzed in treating this, i as a muslim i need this conversation. if we're going to fix this cancer that's within, the whole viable wonderful beautiful faith that i practice, we need to be able to talk about it. it's like trying to treat cancer
MSNBC
Mar 9, 2011 5:30am EST
yesterday. however, gates cautioned that america will face key tests this spring and summer. >> i do feel like pieces are coming together, but i would -- i would continue to say what we have said all along -- the gains are fragile and reversible. the fight this spring and this summer will be very tough. we expect the taliban to try and take back much of what they lost. and that will really n many respects, be the acid test of how effective the progress we made is going to be. >> expecting big fights this spring. this week's visit is gates' 13th trip to afghanistan, likely one of his last as defense secretary, since he said he will retire this year. >>> the senate is expected to vote this afternoon on a pair of competing budget plans to fund the government for the rest of this fiscal year. the voetes will set the stage fr talks to avert a government shutdown yesterday. senators are keeping up their attacks on another party and the administration. >> this is a serious, serious time. and it requires a serious response. and so i'm hoping that as we work our way towards the end on this year's
PBS
Mar 13, 2011 10:00am PDT
into the stereotyping in the community but this america that i know, that's standing with me here, this america that i love. >> reporter: the leaders announced a new interfaith initiative called shoulder to shoulder which they said would promote tolerance and fight anti-muslim bigotry. congressman king said he thought the hearin gerated a produive and wor while conversation. he plans to move ahead with other hearings on the topic in the future. joining me now is the associate professor of religion in the media, syracuse university, author of "beyond tolerance, searching for interfaith understanding in america." there was an extraordinary conversation around religion this week. what do you think it says about this particular moment in the american religious landscape? >> well, it's really an extraordinary moment, and somewhat ironic, too, given that the dominant imags omusls are people fighting for freedom and human right in north africa at this point. in terms of the united states, it says there's a lingering suspicion of muslims as a community. it also says, given the pushback against the hearing, th
CNN
Mar 11, 2011 9:00pm EST
are very grateful to people, america, for extending all the support. the president and secretary clinton has called. the secretaries have issued the statements and a lot of people, politicians as well as people, ngos have been extending cooperation to us. and people are saying they would do everything they can do. and sharing their friendship, and we are very grateful to that. >> well, ambassador, i think the whole world sends its thoughts and condolences and prayers to you and the people of japan. >> yes, yes. >> on this terrible day. we hope that -- >> yes, thank you very much. not only the united states but 50 countries and regions have said that they would like to help us as well, and we are very grateful to that. and we really would like to see that this will be taken care of as soon as possible, yes. >> ambassador, thank you very much indeed for your time. does japan have only hours to avert a nuclear meltdown. >> i'll ask the experts. >>> and coming up, from the christmas tsunami to last year's quake in chile to the latest disaster in japan, what's behind the string of natural cat
PBS
Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the world, people are demonstrating for our cause. in asia, africa, in america, and in europe, the people are on our side. those who were against us form a minority. it is hard to tell of these are just slogans, or if the libyan dictator has found renewed strength. international coalition claims successes and wants to destroy military installations in tripoli and rebels celebrating in been gauzy, little is known about who is now in control of which areas. the rebel national council has sometimes drop out of sight. experts like the italian libya observer are speculating who will eventually take over power from gaddafi. some names are being mentioned. even lesser-known ones. at first, we expected further defections by government officials and libyan ambassadors, but the wave of defections suddenly stopped. what could this mean? and many seem to be biding their time. rebels meanwhile seem to be fully in control. on tuesday, gaddafi's forces were attacking. dozens of people are reported killed, and here, too, alice are launching air strikes on troops loyal to a tripoli. one future scenario is
MSNBC
Mar 7, 2011 11:00pm EST
you to listen to what michael moore had to say in wisconsin. >> america is not broke. contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you will give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great grandparents had, america is not broke. >> wisconsin was not broke until you pushed through some corporate tax cuts that created the financial picture you have now. >> what? what came up with that? >> to michael moore's point, what his point is that america is not broke if you use a reasonable revenue collection system and tax system, america would not be broke and wisconsin would not be broke without the tax giveaways. >> come on. there states that have similar debt that the state has $3.6 billion racked up over eight years of democrat governors and democrat legislature. that's not true. everybody knows that's not true. the stimulus money is the only thing that helped bail out the state across this nation two years ago. it's not available this time. it's real. if we don't do something about it, the bond and the debt rating, everything associated with wisc
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2011 2:00am EST
. this is just a way of saying obama is really a terrorist. not from america, of course. is this what it takes to be a leader in the republican party? appeal to the haters who cannot accept the legitimacy of this president? on a parallel note, one of our pollsters tells us yesterday, it may be hard to understand why someone would jump off a cliff unless you understand they're being chased by a tiger. and that tiger is the tea party. in other words the gop is jumping off the political cliff right now and the tea party is that tiger chasing behind it. the latest example, a tea party leader calling for john boehner's defeat because he won't support the tea party's also after newt resigned after leading his party to a disaster after being reprimanded himself after being nominated on the family values republican party ticket? we'll find out. newt gingrich all but made it official today. on the subject of sex scandals, more evidence is surfacing that it could lead to an indictment for john edwards, misusing campaign funds or, in fact, using funds as -- that should have been a campaign contribution.
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2011 6:00pm EST
in america by real people who were mad and wanted to stick up for themselves. that's the real heart of america. that's the message that wisconsin is sending to the rest of the country. >>> all right. now, let me bring in our first guest. he is wisconsin state senator john urpenbulk. these events might have heartened you? >> thank for having me on. i think you might be right. i'm trying to put in my mind the timeline. over the weekend there was a weekend meeting in south beloy, illinois, lovely this time of year, and then last night the governor has a press conference with the majority leader just slamming us for whatever reason, we don't understand it. now today the governor releases the e-mails, so i know the governor has had basically about three press conferences for every meeting he sent staff to, so we're trying to figure out if he does or doesn't want to negotiate. we really don't know yet, but senate democrats will put together a piece of legislation and get it introduced tonight or tomorrow, essentially a clean slate. obviously we're a little confused, they may be confused,
FOX News
Mar 8, 2011 9:00am EST
. we are live there and more details in st. louis in a matter of moments in "america's newsroom". >>> in the meantime here's a story affecting every american, new reaction now to a stunning admission on capitol hill, the obama administration apparently admitting it's double-counting savings under the new health care law. here's the exchange from kathleen sebelius and congressman john shimkus. >> it has 12 years in the medicare trust fund according to the actuary and the $5 billion represents the slowdown in the rate of health care from what was projected to 8 percent. >> i'm sorry, is it medicare, is it using it to save medicare or using it to fund health care reform? which one? >> both. >> i yield back my time. bill: did you study accounting? >> martha: no, sir! bill: i have a calculating, though. good morning, everybody. i'm pweupl hemmer, nice to see you martha. martha: good to see you. good morning, bill, good morning, everybody. you heard that right, you saw that exchange, the white house accused of using fuzzy math to show the health care bill will ultimately save taxpayer
ABC
Mar 19, 2011 8:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. i'm bianna golodryga. >> and i'm dan harris. good morning. it is saturday, march 19th. this morning, breaking news. are these new pictures proof that moammar gadhafi is defying america? just hours after president obama told gadhafi to back down or face military actions. the rebels say gadhafi continues to attack. in fact, they say they just shot down one of his war planes. >>> state of emergency. frightening news from japan this morning. reports that their milk and food supply is now contaminated with radiation. and this morning, reports that the workers at the crippled nuclear plant in japan, are trying to start the cooling pumps to prevent a meltdown. >>> strange twist. police uncover what they say was a murder plot at this upscale yoga clothing store, in a posh washington, d.c. suburb. did this woman, murder her co-worker and then bind and gag herself so that she could claim to be a victim? >>> and hacked. who is hacking into celebrities' e-mail accounts? and leaking embarrassing photos and information? more than 50 stars have been hit so
ABC
Mar 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. breaking overnight, reports of a possible deal for gadhafi's exit, as president obama tells the nation, he was right to order military force. >> i am convinced that a failure to act in libya, would have carried a fair greater price for america. >>> medical breakthrough. this woman lost 75 pounds and lost her diabetes. the surge may erase a deadly disease in a matter of hours. now, giving hope to millions of americans. >>> caught on camera. a child waist-deep in quick sand. and he's not the only one. >> we have two kids in what seems to be quick sand they're sinking in and can't get up. >> this morning, the amazing story of survival. >>> and are you ready for britn britney? britney spears, finally. the concert event that took over san francisco. and wait until you see what our "gma" cameras caught backstage with her. and get this. britney has something special she wants to share with you this morning, right here. >>> good morning, everyone. i cannot get britney's music out of my head. the global superstar, as you have never seen her before this morni
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2011 12:00pm EDT
that is, that would end up being the largest tax increase in the mystery of america on the american people -- if you're not going to do it through legislation, we'll do it through our regulations through the environmental protection agency. and so there was an endangerment finding. the administrator of the e.p.a. had the endangerment finding, and it was based on the ipcc flawed science. nonetheless, it was there. and so they started on a route to regulate co2 through regulations. let's stop and think about what that would be. the cost that we have determined over a period of ten years now to take over the regulation and have -- tph-fbgs a type of cap-and-trade -- in fact a type of cap-and-trade through regulation would be about $300 billion to $400 billion a year. i estimated what that would cost an average family in oklahoma. it was about $3,000 for each family that pays, that actually files a tax return. you have to ask the question: what you get if you pass this. first of all, i think most of the people right now are concerned with the price of gasoline at the pump. it's going up again.
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2011 10:00am EST
. and three times i will ask, god, please, god, please, god, please continue to bless america. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from tennessee, mr. cohen, for one minute. mr. cohen: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in opposition to chairman upton's dirty air act. in 2007, the supreme court issued the massachusetts vs. e.p.a. decision directing the e.p.a. to examine greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the public health. e.p.a. conducted a highly credible peered review scientific analysis under the bush e.p.a. and the obama e.p.a. this was not a political analysis. it was a scientific analysis. but that has not stopped the chairman from trying to legislativively undermine scientific fact. according to the e.p.a., president nixon's clean air act will prevent 230,000 premature deaths and result in $2 trillion in economic benefits in 2020. but chairman upton has decided with much help from corporate polluters, lobbyists that the fiscal and physical well-being of the american people are less important than big oil's import
MSNBC
Mar 23, 2011 6:00am EDT
cutting short his tour of latin america amid criticism of his leadership on libya and now heading back to washington two hours earlier than planned and holding a conference call with his national security team before departing. speaking in el salvador yesterday, obama pushed back against criticism of the high cost of war which some analystings predict could cost the western coalition more than $1 billion if the operation drags on for more than a couple of months. >> we will continue to provide details to the american people about the costs of this operation. but because it is limited in time, scope, with a well-defined mission, we are confident that this is something we can budget as part of our overall operations. events happen around the world in which the united states with our unique capabilities has to respond. as the leader in the world community. in benghazi, city of 700,000 people, you had the prospect of gadhafi's forces carrying out his orders to show no mercy. for us to be able to structure something where we bring our unique capabilities to bear, to fulfill a mission that i
CNN
Mar 15, 2011 9:00pm EDT
behind america's nuclear problem, why are you confident this is the right way to go? >> the main thing i've said is not that, but it's way too early to know. we don't have the facts and we need to base our future decisions on facts and science, not on ideology or hysteria. so that's the main thing i've said. the second thing i've said is, look, we have an ongoing crisis going on in japan. and we should first focus on that ongoing crisis and help and pray for the japanese. unfortunately, some folks around here want to use any ongoing crisis to immediately try to advance their pre-existing political agenda rather than first deal with the crisis and secondly actually gather the facts. >> you can hardly blame them. what we've seen here is not only one of the biggest affects that we've ever seen. a terrible tsunami. and some very serious damage to these nuclear reactors in japan. and it's pretty obvious, isn't it, that in america people are going to say, hieng, what aboant lots of reactors, many by the sea. what's going to happen if the same thing happens here? >> it's an obvious question. i
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
satellite corp. 2011] >> everywhere and europe and and america, your people agree with it. the whole people are against you. your governments, your regime will go down. host: a defiant response just two hours ago from libyan leader gaddafi as missiles continue to hit key targets overnight. 48 deaths were reported. this is the largest international military effort since the iraq war. today's military action taking place the same weekend egyptian residence are going to the polls to vote on the senate -- is changes to its constitution. voters in haiti going to the polls to select a new president. our president and rio de janeiro, day to bureau of his south american trip where his focus is on jobs, trade, and the economy, and congress is in recess. we are going to focus on the story from libya. and your calls and reaction as u.s. and allies strike those targets. 202-737-0002, our line for democrats. 202-737-0001 for republicans. for independence, the number to call is 202-628-0205. here are some of the headlines from domestic newspapers beginning with "new york post." "take that gaddafi." "stri
ABC
Mar 16, 2011 2:05am PDT
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ABC
Mar 17, 2011 2:05am PDT
talking about organized crime. laundering things through south america and bringing them into america. >> hey, how much? >> reporter: back at the flea market, we are undercover, too. we're looking for a brown one. suddenly vendors start to pack up. where are you going? >> they said the cops are here so we're packing. >> reporter: some take off running. they don't get far. police arrest six suspects in all. when we talked to them, most deny selling counterfeits or being part of a larger network. >> i didn't sell anything to anybody. >> reporter: because of north carolina's tough stance, they could face felony charges. do you realize what a risk that is in this state? >> now i do. >> reporter: authorities say often the vendors are low-level players, forced to sell to pay off a debt. are they making you work out here selling this stuff? >> it's not even my stuff. >> reporter: later, at a secret warehouse nearby, officers count and catalog all the merchandise, now evidence in criminal cases. the final tally? more than $700,000 in confiscated counterfeits. counterfeiters are getting way be
NBC
Mar 18, 2011 4:00am PDT
making news early today in america. in hawaii, a store security camera captured another example of the strength of last week's tsunami. powerful waves crashed through the glass windows of a clothing store. the shop owner had only been open for six months. fortunately she has insurance that will help cover the damage. >>> in ohio, cascading rocks made driving conditions very dangerous along one road in the eastern part of the state. this was the third rock slide in a week, forcing officials to shutdown traffic in both directions. cleanup crews have a big job ahead of them, but are being kept away until the hillside is stable. >>> finally, in florida, it may have been the luck of the irish or a large appetite that earned one man the fastest eater title at the annual corn beef sandwich eating contest. a crowd of 200 watched as competitors chowed down for ten minutes. the winner, joey chestnut, you know him, right? downed 14 1/2 sandwiches taking home a $12,500 check. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather cha
NBC
Mar 21, 2011 4:00am PDT
,000. and now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. in california, a rescue team was called in. the team was set many motion after a driver attempted to cross a creek bed and became stuck. the first day of spring hit california with heavy, pounding rain and strong winds. the car's occupants were all rescued without injury. in arkansas train derailment had led to the death of a motorist. the driver was waiting at a track crossing when one of five derailed cars landed on top of the vehicle crushing it. investigators worked throughout the night to determine what caused the derailment and to remove the railcar from the scenes. finally, in new york, dozens of men have more than a little off the top at the annual st. baldrick's charity event. they had buzz cuts and became clean-shaved to raise money for children's cancer. it was a success raising more than $30,000, and it also gave the men a chance to show solidarity for children who lost their hair during chemotherapy. >>> well, now a look at your national and regional weather, here is bill karins with the weather chan
ABC
Mar 10, 2011 4:00am PST
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> state of emergency. areas hard-hit by tornadoes, as the waterlogged northeast braces for more rain later today. >>> new outrage in wisconsin. after three weeks of protests, lawmakers plan to strip union rights. >>> rich and famous. the new list of america's billionaires. mark zuckerberg's fortune triples. but he's not the youngest anymore. >>> good morning. it is another sopping wet day here in the northeast, where rivers are dangerously swollen from last week's storm. >> drenching rain is expected to come down all day long, from the mid-atlantic states here in new york. and new jersey is expected to bare the brunt of it. >> this is part of the same system that just slammed the deep south with as many as two dozen twisters. more, now, from emily schmidt. >> reporter: storm chasers knew they were watching something big develop in the southeast. >> there's the rotation. >> you can see the swell. >> that one's nasty. >> reporter: storm chasers were right. winds whipped into tornadoes near mobile, alabama. tearing off a gas station awn
MSNBC
Mar 30, 2011 4:00pm EDT
today. >> get ready for steel on wheels in america's heartland as we trackle the energy crisis. >> live from oklahoma city, the show starts right now. >>> and a lovely albeit cloudy afternoon here in oklahoma city, oklahoma. 35 right noon to you from the here in oklahoma city. it is nice to see you. thank you for giving us a piece of your afternoon to have this conversation. we are here, among the truckers who like the rest of us are feeling the effects of the energy crisis in this country. even the president today adm admitting it's a crisis we can noonr igre >>e cnoeeoi fom oc wn s prices go up, to trance when they go back down. we can't when gas prices are high and hit the snooze button when they fall again form the united states of america cannot afford to bet our long-term prosperity, our long-term security on a resource that will eventually run out. >> whether it's the massive unrest in the middle east, or for that matter, the nuclear mess that continues to unfold before all of our eyes in japan, all over the world events are being spun as the reasons why we're all paying more for
PBS
Mar 11, 2011 12:00am PST
america." sharifa rhodes-pitts focuses on black life in harlem. we're glad you have joined us. aaron eckhart and author sharifa rhodes-pitts coming up right now. >> all i know is his name is james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference, >> thank you. >> you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer. nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: pleased to welcome aaron eckhart back to this program. his movies include "thank you for smoking," "the dark knight" and "in the company of men." his latest, "battle: los angeles," the film opens everywhere friday. here now a scene from "battle: los angeles." >> oh, just a little doggy. it is just a dog. dog. what's his name, huh? >> glen. >> w
ABC
Mar 23, 2011 4:00am EDT
>>> making news in america this morning. >> breaking news from tokyo, don't drink the water. that's the order for millions as radiation levels spike. >>> mission accomplished? u.s. strikes on libya would soon be over. but overnight, gadhafi says he will win. >>> and powerful, spring storms spawn tornados in the heartland, as a system now targets the northeast. >>> good morning. we begin this morning with some breaking news out of tokyo, japan. that city of about 7 million people has a new concern about radiation right now. >> and it's flowing out of every tap. new tests on tokyo's water have found it to be two times above the limit for radioactive iodine considered safe for infants. parents are now being told to keep it away from youngsters. but the level of iodine is said to pose no immediate health risk to adults. >> and broccoli was added to the list of vegetables taken from around the nuclear plant. the fda has halted all imports from that region. we'll have more coming up. >>> meanwhile, there is word of evacuation of the workers from the fukushima nuclear plant. that evacuat
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 4:00am EDT
>>> making news in america this morning. >> nature's wrath. a coast-to-coast rampage. everything from tornadoes to heavy snow. and it's not over yet. >>> was an airport controller asleep on the job? big changes after airliners were forced to land with no one in the tower. >>> and then this -- >> maybe georgie boy didn't have the stuff. maybe he didn't have it in him. >> memories of screen icon elizabeth taylor. >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. the first week of spring has come in with a bang, hitting some big chunks of the country, with everything from tornados to even heavy snow. >> in fact, one twister touched down in northern california last night. it damaged a half-dozen homes along a path that stretched at least a mile long. as the state braces for more nasty weather, cleanup continues in the east, after severe storms rip through pennsylvania. we get the latest from brad wheelis. >> reporter: neighborhoods in suburban pittsburgh were blown apart by a powerful tornado. at least 40 homes and a school in hempfield were damaged, moments after last nigh
FOX News
Mar 2, 2011 9:00am EST
inflation, right here in america, you can feel it, you can see it, that may well result in a slowing of the economy, but it's a direct result of what's been happening in the middle east. bill: just underline the point, when you're trying to get a recovery and solidify it, this is not what you want. stu, thank you. arthel: in spite of that news the top money man in the country, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke, is saying that rising gas prices are not yet posing a threat to the u.s.: >> the increases that we've seen so far will obviously be a problem for a lot of people. -- while obviously a problem for some people do not yet pose a risk to the recovery or the maintenance of overall stable inflation. arthel: and we are minutes from the opening bell on wall street. stocks are heading for a gain today, and futures are up. bill: also, new amateur videotape into "america's newsroom" out of libya's capitol city of tripoli, protestors celebrate whag they thought was gadhafi's flight from the city. there were reports that hundreds of protestors set cars and buildings on fire in late feb
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2011 9:00am EDT
. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c., march 31, 2011. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable tom udall, a senator from the state of new mexico, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: daniel k. inouye, president pro tempore. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority leader is recognized. mr. reid: we're continuing to work very, very hard to avoid the terrible consequences that would come with the government shutdown. as vice president biden announced last night, after an hour and a half meeting we had in his office here just a few feet from where i speak, he announced the democrats and republicans have agreed upon a number on which to base our budget cuts. that number is $73 billion below the president's budget proposal. now we hav
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